Khmer Youth Showcase Talent, Heritage At 10th Annual Yellow Lounge

May. 19, 2014 / By

Members of Khmer Girls in Action sang, danced and acted during the 10th Annual Yellow Lounge arts and culture showcase Saturday to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month at the Long Beach School for Adults auditorium.

They also  shared stories of struggle and overcoming adversity through skits and spoken word performances in front of the more than 100 people in attendance.

“I really hope they leave inspired,” said Lian Cheun, executive director for Khmer Girls in Action. “Inspired by our young people, and really take in the stories that they’re telling.”

The show’s theme of “Celebrating our Roots, Planting a Legacy” also encouraged members to embrace their heritage through traditional song and dance.

Khmer Girls in Action is a non-profit community advocacy group that promotes leadership among Southeast Asian youth. For more information visit

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Todd Johnson is a journalism graduate of California State University, Long Beach, where he served as a staff writer and photo editor for the Daily 49er newspaper. Before joining VoiceWaves, Todd was a visual journalism intern and freelancer for Southern California Public Radio. His work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles. Todd grew up in Los Angeles and enjoys producing stories about policies and the communities that they affect.